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MX Sport Last – This last features a larger, more roomy toe-box than our Comfort last while providing increased foot control through the heel & saddle of the foot. The resulting fit is designed for aggressive riding while remaining comfortable to wear all day. Ideal for couriers, adventure cyclists & anyone else who wears their cycling shoes for long periods of time.Tip for keeping your shoes Water resistant: The uppers are treated from the factory with a DWR (Durable Water Resistant) coating that will ware away over time and use. Like many other water-resistant products, to help keep the shoe uppers from absorbing water that could migrate into the shoe, it is recommended to reapply the upper with a DWR spray which are readily available at most stores that sell outdoor products. We recommend reapplying the coating 1-2 times a year for moderate riders and for heavy use or daily commuter riders reapply at least after every 2-3 extreme wet rides. For best result follow the instructions from the DWR manufacture on how to reapply the coatings.
Supergrip Enduro Sole with Ice Lock anti-slip lug inserts. Not only does the MX146 feature Lake’s Legendary Fiberglass injected Nylon sole, but also one of the most technically advanced rubber soles. The Supergrip rubber sole features ICE LOCK tread inserts, which are vertically injected micro glass fibers that grip virtually all surfaces. This gives you a wet weather cycling shoe that is sure footed and stable in any condition.
The upper features softshell fabric, water resistant microfiber, Thinsulate 200gr insulation and a waterproof membrane making this a highly water resistant cycling shoe great in various conditions. Clarino microfiber offers great durability and the suppleness found in leather at a significant weight reduction.
Mid Power M4 Cartridge Tongue mounted BOA dial excels in ice, dirt & other challenging environments & is designed to be easily adjusted with gloves on. The mid-capacity dial combines durability & closure strength to withstand intense force & impact, without sacrificing fit & when combined with Click-Fit quick release, the system makes for an easier entry & exit.
Comfortable down to 25°F ( -4°C )
I’ve had these for a couple of months now. I live in Monroe WA and ride rain or shine for the most part. These shoes keep my feet dry and warm with thick wool socks. I have relatively narrow feet and these shoes are on the wider side, so they work perfectly for me with warm socks. According to the Lake sizing guide I should be in a 48-50 size which translates to a size 12-13 US Mens. A shoe size I have never worn. These shoes were unavailable at my local shops, but I was able to try on a different Lake shoe for size reference as I was questioning Lake’s guidelines as I normally wear US Mens 10 or a 43-44 EU size. These shoes come only in whole sizes so I ordered a 46 as Lake’s sizing doesn’t match up with usual EU sizing, a 45.5 would have been perfect. Other than the sizing issue the shoes are awesome and worth every penny. The quality of workmanship appears to be outstanding. The BOA system works flawlessly so far. Shoes are everything I wanted for my PNW cold wet winter rides. When I need new summer shoes I will definitely be shopping with Lake. Totally recommend.
These boots are well-made and comfortable, they close up nice and snug around the ankle to keep you dry. I could have gone up a half size to allow for thicker socks, but they do insulate well even with thinner wool socks. I'm a real softy though, my feet are basically cold in anything below 50 degrees F so these boots are making long rides way more comfortable.
I been holding off on purchasing winter boots for years. Real pain having to put on your booties before a ride in cold weather. I normally wear a 46 wide summer shoe for clipless mtb riding. I ended going with 47 wide. I am able to wear the boots with the footbed that came with the boots. I even have room for thick pair of merlin wool socks. I have been riding in 15 degree weather with nice worm toes. I use SPD clipless pedals. The SPD cleat fits perfect, no shims needed. The boot provides great support for riding technical trials. I am unable to comment on the water resistance for this boot. I would not hesitate to buy these boots, if you enjoy riding in cold weather.
Perfect for winter riding, specialy on Gravel Bike !
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These are awesome boots. I ordered the 48W. Warmth range is outstanding. From the 20s to the 50s. Excellent upgrades from the 145, like no neoprene on the upper. The Lake footbed is VERY thick, too thick. I removed them and I use Superfeet. Also, there is a break-in of two or three rides during which the boot expands. Changing the footbed allows for a thicker or thinner sock depending on the temperature. There is also adequate ankle flexibility. Water does not intrude from the top of the boot. So why only 4 stars? The position of the BOA. I find that single BOA on the ankle makes it difficult to get the boot really snug on the forefoot so my foot shifts of bit on technical sections. So if you like tight shoes it is something to consider. Not a deal breaker just a thought.